Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pet Peeve #9: People who get in line at the super market with 1,000 items knowing they have no money on their public assistance card.



Out of the various task life contains going to the supermarket is not always the most favourable task. You spend time trying to find the best prices, because you realized the prizes went up. You maneuver your cart through the crowded aisle with people who just randomly stop without warning, and you listen to the horrible sounds of children screaming, “I WANT ________”. With most people, your goal when visiting the market is simply to get in and get out. I am not sure why this will always happen, but a problem will always occur in the check-out line. I have a few pet peeves about the check-out line, but it kills me when people get in line with a lot of items try to pay with their public assistance card and it gets denied. At first, I would feel sorry for the person thinking it was something they could not control, but a lot of people do this on purpose! I am only talking about the people who knew they only had $5.00 on their card, but got in line with $75.00 worth of food and no money. Is it too much to check your balance before you go shopping? To add fire to the flame, they want to talk to the manager. Are you serious? You are wrong! You knew you had no money on the card before you left the house! But wait………It gets worst………The line is really on hold, because the person is now trying to figure out what items they are going to keep. Oh the foolishness on so many levels!!! STOP IT! Ugh!

6 comments:

  1. This does not happen a lot in my city - but I do understand it might be very annoying to be caught up in such a queue. Changing lanes is an option, even though when you do this, the line you were in before always finishes before you anyway!

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  2. Hey,

    Saw you LinkedIn. Nice work. I totally go through this most of the times!
    But anyways, great writing.
    Will check out your other posts!

    Good Luck...
    Hajra

    http://hajrak.blogspot.com

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  3. @Rosanne- YES! That happens to me all the time. I have learned to just keep still.

    @ Hajra- LinkedIn is awesome with promoting your work. I am glad you are enjoying the pet peeves. No matter the location people can always relate.

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  4. @Rosanne- YES! That happens to me all the time. I have learned to just keep still.

    @ Hajra- LinkedIn is awesome with promoting your work. I am glad you are enjoying the pet peeves. No matter the location people can always relate.

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  5. It's worse for the cashier as she can see the queue getting bigger!

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  6. @ Mina- The cashiers always have the "I am about to kill you" look on their faces.

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